The team of YAQU PACHA Germany
I was born in 1981, have a degree in communications (BAW) and work professionally in marketing and events at the Nuremberg Zoo. In 2002 I came into contact with YAQU PACHA Germany and became part of the team after attending my first charity event. At YAQU PACHA I am active at fairs and events and I like the fact that not only problems are presented but also applicable solutions are shown, e.g. MSC seal or fish guide. The DEADLINE campaign and the year: 2048 opened my eyes and made me realize that it is not possible to protect individual species without preserving their habitat. It is important to me to get involved with an organization where I know what is happening with the funds and where there is direct contact with the people on the ground in Latin America at eye level. To see what can be achieved in Latin America even with (from a European point of view) small means gives me hope and shows me how important the work of us here in Europe is. Population research, environmental education, conferences, exchange of experiences of Latin American scientists and thus continuous successes are possible through the work of Team Germany and therefore I am glad to be able to contribute.
I was born in 1963, am a trained car mechanic and currently work as a technical employee. I support YAQU PACHA together with the team Münster at fairs and events. Environmental and species protection in Latin America is very important to me. I think it is good that a small species protection society like YAQU PACHA can achieve a lot there. Since all employees in Germany work on a voluntary basis, there are only low costs for administration and the money raised can mainly be used for the projects. My motto for YAQU PACHA: Protect what cannot defend itself!
I am currently a 10th grade student helping YAQU PACHA at events and fairs. I am with YAQU PACHA because I want to help the environment and there are a lot of great people here who also want to help.
Already as a child I was very interested in the world of whales and dolphins. I am a biologist and have already conducted research with manatees and dolphins as part of my studies. I am currently working on my doctoral thesis on the topic of sensory perception in dolphins. Through my cooperation with Dr. von Fersen I finally became a member of YAQU PACHA and I support YAQU PACHA at events or the organization of projects in Germany. In our society I have the chance to do something myself for the preservation of the too many endangered marine animals, e.g. the vaquita.
Andreas is administrative secretary of the city of Nuremberg and YAQU PACHA member from the very beginning. He supports YAQU PACHA in Germany with the organization and implementation of trade fairs, such as the BOOT in Düsseldorf and at events such as the Streetlife Festivals in Munich or the Samba Festivals in Coburg.
Angela is an administrative specialist and first came into contact with YAQU PACHA through her travels in South America. From 1997 to 2010 she was active as treasurer for YAQU PACHA.
I was born in 1984 and came to Nuremberg Zoo in 2009 through my job as an administrative secretary. Here I not only learned more about dolphins and manatees and took them into my heart, but also became aware of YAQU PACHA. I think it is great that YAQU PACHA is directly active for the protection of the animals with various projects, as well as trying to raise people's awareness for nature conservation through environmental education and thus to preserve the habitat of the animals. I am happy to support such a dedicated team and to be able to make my small contribution to species conservation.
Nature and animals have always fascinated me and I love the sea. Through my work at the Dolphinarium Münster I got to know YAQU PACHA in 2002. Committed and motivated people, as well as important contributions for the protection of species convinced me immediately.
As a biologist and animal keeper I was allowed to work in different zoological gardens with exactly the animals that are known from the YAQU PACHA projects, bottlenose dolphins, South American sea lions, giant otters, Amazon river dolphins. This allowed me to teach the zoo visitors every day interesting facts about the animals and their protection.
I was also able to visit various projects and teams of YAQU PACHA on site in South America. It was great, impressive and motivating to get to know so many committed people for the protection of species.
I work as a media designer and would like to actively support the work of YAQU PACHA, because aquatic mammals have fascinated me from an early age. Already during my studies of media production I realized several projects in this field. Through an internship this interest became even stronger. Since then I know that this animal world can only survive in the long run if its habitats are protected. At YAQU PACHA I found the possibility to put this into practice.
I am a biologist and now work professionally in the field of risk management. I became aware of YAQU PACHA through a friend and since the concept convinced me, I now get involved myself by helping out at trade fairs and events. I think it is good that the projects of YAQU PACHA are not only limited to public favorites like dolphins and also that the money is not wasted on a large administrative apparatus here in Germany, but can be used directly on site. If through my help a little bit more money comes together, I am very happy.
I grew up by the sea and maybe that's why I have a close connection to whales and dolphins. Through my practical work in the dolphinarium Münster and my studies of environmental sciences I finally came to YAQU PACHA and I am happy to be able to contribute to the protection of endangered whale and dolphin species through my work in the future.
The preservation of the oceans and the protection of its inhabitants is very close to my heart. Through my project work for YAQU PACHA in Ecuador and Argentina, I have experienced how important it is to become active there. Raising awareness among people and developing solutions together with them is part of our important task. As a filmmaker and moderator I support the film production and events like the charity events or the Streetlife Festival in Munich.
Even before studying veterinary medicine, I knew that I wanted to work for the protection of endangered species and the conservation of their habitats and become a marine mammal veterinarian.
Through Dr. Lorenzo von Fersen and YAQU PACHA, my dream of working with these animals became a reality. During my practical year I got a place at ECOMEGA-FURG in Brazil, where I was actively involved in the research work, as well as in the medical care of marine mammals. The work with the team there made a lasting impression on me and confirmed my intention to go nAfter finishing my studies, I would like to dive deeper into the topics of health, diseases and rehabilitation of aquatic mammals. I would like to dedicate my doctoral thesis to the medical research of these fascinating animals.
As a graphic designer at YAQU PACHA I am responsible for the design of various communication tools such as flyers, banners or brochures. I admire the incredible commitment of YAQU PACHA and its employees to nature conservation and would like to contribute my own small part so that our descendants can still be just as amazed about our beautiful and exciting earth.
My interest has always been animals. As a biology teacher, I know how important it is to bring nature closer to people and especially to children. For me, YAQU PACHA means a valuable contribution to nature and species conservation on site. I am happy to make my contribution to this!
Through my profession as an animal keeper, I experience the fascination and beauty of our animal world every day anew. For more than five years I cared for giant otters and learned to love these lively "rascals". Through YAQU PACHA I have the opportunity to make my own contribution to the preservation of their habitat in the Amazon. If we were to lose the unique flora and fauna of Latin America in its diversity, we would have given up more than just a few trees, shrubs and animals that have no direct commercial use. Our targeted projects in cooperation with the people of South America, for nature and mankind has appealed to me from the beginning.
Mrs. Silvia von Fersen
I have always been a big fan of whales and dolphins. Through the work of my husband, as founder and chairman of YAQU PACHA, I first got an insight into how threatened many of these species really are and how much they need our active protection. I was particularly impressed when I was able to meet the teams in Chile and Brazil in person. The commitment of each individual on site is enormous, the idealism admirable. I particularly like the fact that I can say from my own experience that every cent really does go where it is urgently needed. And of course I also paid for my trip with the teams out of my own pocket. I like to support the work of YAQU PACHA, even if our family has to take a back seat every now and then, when Lorenzo is busy with the work of the company even on weekends.
I am a paralegal and I have been volunteering for YAQU PACHA in Germany since my early childhood. My father was active as 2nd chairman for many years and therefore I joined YAQU PACHA e.V. at an early age. I am interested and fascinated by what our conservation organization does to protect the oceans and endangered species and I help out where I can, e.g. at charity events or other events and I also work on our website.
Since 1993 I have been working independently as a jewelry designer and in 1995 I started to build up my own collection with marine motifs. After I already dive since 1989 and photograph with enthusiasm under water, I wanted to contribute with the construction of the collection also my contribution to the preservation of the underwater world. So at that time I started looking for a conservation organization to support. Through contact with a diving magazine, I became aware of YAQU PACHA in Germany at that time. It was important to me to get involved with an organization where I know what happens with the funds provided. After a first meeting it was clear to me that this organization was the right one for me. In the course of time I got more and more involved in the work of YAQU PACHA and since 1997 I was the second chairman of YAQU PACHA e.V. for many years.
Meanwhile, together with Lorenzo, I take care of the operations here in Germany, the support of the members and our WEBSITE, as well as YAQU PACHA on Instagram and Facebook.
Through YAQU PACHA I have the opportunity to make my small contribution to the preservation of our nature. It's our small world - we only have "the one". It's up to us to preserve it for our children.
All YAQU PACHA team members and the board of directors work for the society on a voluntary basis. Thus, 100% of all income and donations flow directly into the species conservation projects of YAQU PACHA e.V..